Michael Liebelt

Professor Michael Liebelt

Pro Vice-Chancellor (Research Operations), Dean of Graduate Studies

Office of the Deputy Vice-Chancellor and Vice-President (Research)

Division of Research and Innovation

Eligible to supervise Masters and PhD - email supervisor to discuss availability.


Michael Liebelt was appointed as a lecturer in Electrical and Electronic Engineering at the University of Adelaide in 1989. He was the Head of the School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering from 2001 until 2010 and was the Deputy Executive Dean of the Faculty of Engineering Computer and Mathematical Sciences from July 2010 until May 2016. He held the position of Interim Executive Dean, Faculty of Sciences between September 201 and October 2018. He is currently Pro Vice-Chancellor (Research Operations) and Dean of Graduate Studies.
Michael has wide experience as a member of academic boards and boards of directors of several education providers, research commercialization ventures and private companies.
His research interests are in computer architecture, particularly asynchronous digital systems and parallel architectures for the implementation of artificial general intelligence.
He is a Fellow of the Institution of Engineers, Australia, a Senior Member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, and a member of the Association for Computing Machinery, the Australasian Association for Engineering Education and the Adelaide Education Academy. He is a member of the TEQSA Register of Experts.

Research Interests

  • Computer architecture
  • Asynchronous digital systems
  • Parallel architectures for the implementation of artificial general intelligence
  • Test and testability of digital systems
  • Engineering education
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  • Appointments

    Date Position Institution name
    2018 - 2019 Pro Vice-Chancellor (Research Operations) and Dean of Graduate Studies University of Adelaide
    2017 - 2018 Interim Executive Dean, Faculty of Sciences University of Adelaide
    2016 Professor University of Adelaide
    2010 - 2016 Deputy Executive Dean University of Adelaide
    2006 - 2015 Associate Professor University of Adelaide
    2001 - 2010 Head of School University of Adelaide
    1996 - 2005 Senior Lecturer University of Adelaide
    1989 - 1995 Lecturer University of Adelaide
  • Education

    Date Institution name Country Title
    1982 University of Adelaide Australia MEngSc
    1979 University of Adelaide Australia BE(Hons)
    1978 University of Adelaide Australia BSc
Date Project Title Investigators Funding Body Amount
2004 - 2008 Hardware Verification Techniques for Complex High Performance Systems-on-a-chip Lim C, Liebelt M, Parashkevov A Australian Research Council AUD 385,184
2002 - 2004 Multi-channel reconfigurable high dynamic range digital receivers Lim C, Marwood W, Choi J, Cumpston S, Liebelt M, Massie A Australian Research Council AUD 646,773
2002 - 2006 National Networked Tele-Test Facility for Integrated Systems (NNTTFIS) Liebelt M Department of Industry, Science and Resources ---
2001 Power estimation for asynchronous circuits, based on high level specifications Liebelt M The University of Adelaide AUD 7,500
2000 Implementation of QP optimisation on a parallel matrix processor Lim C, Liebelt M Australian Research Council AUD 10,000
1999 High Level Synthesis of Asynchronous Systems Ashenden P, Liebelt M Australian Research Council AUD 5,000
1999 Feasibility Study for Real Time Array Processing Lim C, Liebelt M Australian Research Council AUD 11,000
1998 - 1999 High Performance Asynchronous Pipelining Techniques in General Purpose RISC Processors Liebelt M Australian Research Council AUD 18,000
1997 Study of advanced asynchronous design issues based on extension of the event controlled systems design methodology Liebelt M Australian Research Council AUD 12,000
1996 Study of System Level Asynchronous Design Issues based on Extension of the Event Controlled Systems Design Methodology Liebelt M Australian Research Council AUD 15,000
1996 - 1998 A very high performance Matrix and Tensor Processor Lim C, Marwood W, Liebelt M, Eshraghian K Australian Research Council AUD 210,259
1994 - 1995 Development of the event controlled systems design methodology through implementation of an 8 Bit RISC Microprocessor Liebelt M Australian Research Council AUD 15,000
1993 - 1995 Electronic Vision System for real-time applications Liebelt M Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations AUD 40,000

 

Courses Summary

Date Taught Developed  Coordinated Course Title Institution Course Level/ Code URL
2018 x x x Design and Innovation University of Adelaide ELEC ENG 2103 Course outline
2017 x x x Analog Electronics University of Adelaide ELEC ENG 1100 Course outline
2017 x x x Electronic Systems University of Adelaide ELEC ENG 1101 Course outline
2017 x x   Electronic Circuits University of Adelaide ELEC ENG 2101 Course outline
2017 x x   Electronic Circuits M University of Adelaide ELEC ENG 2105 Course outline
2017 x x x Design and Innovation University of Adelaide ELEC ENG 2103 Course outline
2017     x Systems Engineering Management University of Adelaide ELEC ENG 4055 Course outline
2017     x Business Management Systems UG University of Adelaide ELEC ENG 4064 Course outline
2017     x Engineering Communication and Critical Thinking (semester 1) University of Adelaide ELEC ENG 7057 Course outline
2017     x Engineering Communication and Critical Thinking (semester 2) University of Adelaide ELEC ENG 7057 Course outline
2017     x Business Management Systems PG University of Adelaide ELEC ENG 7164 Course outline

Awards

2017: Australian Awards for University Teaching (AAUT) Citation for Outstanding Contributions to Student Learning

2016: Stephen Cole the Elder Award for Excellence, in the category of Leadership, Support and Enhancement of Teaching Practice

2016: Vice-Chancellor and President's Award for Excellence in Learning and Teaching

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  • Current Higher Degree by Research Supervision (University of Adelaide)

    Date Role Research Topic Program Degree Type Student Load Student Name
    2017 Principal Supervisor Multi-Approaches to Achieve an Advanced Cognitive Agent in a New Type of Parallel Processing Computer Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Xin Yuan
    2015 Co-Supervisor Efficient Threat Assessment of Video Streams in Cyber-Security Applications Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Benjamin James Agnew
  • Past Higher Degree by Research Supervision (University of Adelaide)

    Date Role Research Topic Program Degree Type Student Load Student Name
    2015 - 2015 Other Analysis and Design on Hybrid Dynamical Systems: Stability, Control and Filtering Doctor of Engineering Higher Doctorate Full Time Prof Peng Shi
    2014 - 2018 Co-Supervisor Interconnect Architectures for Dynamically Partially Reconfigurable
    Systems
    Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Ms Thanh Thi Thanh Bui
    2013 - 2017 Principal Supervisor Mapping of Processing Elements of Hardware-based Production Systems on Networks on Chip Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Dr Mostafa Wasiuddin Numan
    2013 - 2018 Co-Supervisor Long-Term Memory for Cognitive Architectures: A Hardware Approach Using Resistive Devices Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Peng Wang
    2010 - 2015 Principal Supervisor A Study of Low Power and High Performance Cache Hierarchy for Multi-Core Processor Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Part Time Mr Geng Tian
    2008 - 2015 Principal Supervisor Dynamic Cache Partitioning and Adaptive Cache Replacement Schemes for Chip Multiprocessors Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Part Time Miss Norfadila Mahrom
    2007 - 2009 Co-Supervisor Software-Centric and Interaction-Oriented System-on-Chip Verification Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Xiao Xi Xu
    2007 - 2010 Co-Supervisor An RNS-Enabled Microprocessor for Public Key Cryptography Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Zhining Lim
    2007 - 2009 Co-Supervisor Design Study of Energy-Efficient Routing Protocol for Wireless Sensor Networks Master of Engineering Science Master Full Time Mr Lifang Lu
    2007 - 2015 Co-Supervisor Subthreshold and Near Threshold Techniques for Ultra-Low Power CMOS Design Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr James Kitchener
    2006 - 2008 Co-Supervisor Adaptive Antenna Array Processing for GPS Receivers Master of Engineering Science Master Full Time Mr Yaohua Zheng
    2006 - 2011 Co-Supervisor Random Access Schemes for Multichannel Communication and Multipacket Reception in Wireless Networks Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Part Time Mr Hyuk Lee
    2004 - 2011 Co-Supervisor Signalling Requirements for Smart Pricing in Mobile Telecommunications Systems Master of Engineering Science Master Part Time Mr Dat Vo
    2004 - 2014 Co-Supervisor A Mesh Architecture for Data Management of Matrix Computations Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Adam Burdeniuk
    2003 - 2007 Principal Supervisor Low-Density Parity-Check Codes: Construction and Implementation Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Gabofetswe Malema
    2003 - 2007 Co-Supervisor The Mesh -A Universally Integrated Design Approach for Device Control Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Martin Strange
    2003 - 2010 Co-Supervisor Capacity of Multiple-Input Multiple-Output Wireless Communication Systems Operating in the HF Band Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Nigel Brine
    2003 - 2010 Co-Supervisor Verification of System-on-Chips using Genetic Evolutionary Test Techniques from a Software Applications Perspective Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Dr Adriel Cheng
    2002 - 2007 Co-Supervisor Downlink Resource Allocation for Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiple Access Systems Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Kit Chee
    2001 - 2008 Co-Supervisor Design of a Direct Downconversion Receiver for IEEE802.11a WLAN Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Dr Yingbo Zhu
    2001 - 2004 Principal Supervisor Lost VOIP Packet Recovery in Active Networks Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Mohammad Yousef Darmani
    2001 - 2004 Principal Supervisor Design and Analysis of Visual Programming Language for PIC Microcontrollers Master of Engineering Science Master Full Time Mr Jeng Kong
    1999 - 2003 Principal Supervisor The Study of Trace Cache Memory on Superscalar DLX Processor Master of Engineering Science Master Full Time Mr Apisake Hongwitayakorn
    1997 - 2002 Principal Supervisor Listless Zerotree Image and Video Coding Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Wen-Kuo Lin
    1997 - 2002 Principal Supervisor Algorithms and Architectures for Low-Density Parity-Check Codecs Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Dr Chris Howland
    1996 - 2005 Principal Supervisor Energy Minimization of Portable Multimedia Systems through Rate Selection and Dynamic Voltage Scaling Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Lama Hewage VP Chandrasena
    1995 - 2003 Principal Supervisor Multiport Memory as a Medium for Interprocessor Communication in Multiprocessors Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Nasser Asgari
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  • Board Memberships

    Date Role Board name Institution name Country
    2018 - ongoing Member College Council Kathleen Lumley College, Inc. Australia
    2017 - 2018 Member College Council St Ann's College, Inc. Australia
  • Position: Pro Vice-Chancellor (Research Operations), Dean of Graduate Studies
  • Phone: 83136911
  • Email: michael.liebelt@adelaide.edu.au
  • Fax: 8313 5725
  • Campus: North Terrace
  • Building: Schulz, floor 10
  • Org Unit: Adelaide Graduate Centre

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